Customs Code: through history pages
On July 27, 1990, the Supreme Council of the BSSR adopted the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the BSSR, and a year later, on September 20, 1991, it transformed the State Customs Committee of the USSR into the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus. On July 1, 1993, the first Belarusian Customs Code came into force and at the same time the Law "On Customs Tariff" was adopted.
The customs legislation of the Republic of Belarus began to develop in line with harmonization and unification with international norms and standards. The country began to actively participate in international cooperation in the customs sphere, and in 1993 it became a member of the Customs Cooperation Council (later the World Customs Organization).
On January 6, 1995, an agreement "About the Customs Union" was signed between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, which allowed the export of goods in mutual trade without levying customs duties and taxes.
During this period, the Belarusian customs service was finally formed, and about this evidenced the steady and stable growth of the customs component in the revenue side of the state budget. In 1997, a new version of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Customs Tariff" was adopted, and since July 17, 1998 the second Customs Code of the Republic of Belarus, which was largely harmonized with the provisions of the Customs Code of the Russian Federation, was adopted.
After the signing of the Treaty on the Establishment of the Union State of Belarus and Russia on December 8, 1999, the development of unified normative acts on customs affairs, unified measures of tariff and non-tariff regulation of foreign trade continued.
On July 1, 2007, the third Customs Code of the Republic of Belarus came into force, the provisions of which promote the country's integration into the international economic area, the development of integration associations with the participation of the Republic of Belarus in the post-Soviet field. The Customs Code of the Republic of Belarus of 2007, based on the provisions of international legal acts, determined the mechanism for protecting intellectual property rights in the customs clearance of goods.
Within the framework of the agreement on the creation of a single customs territory and the formation of the Customs Union, the Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed an official statement about the entry into force of the single Customs Code of the Customs Union. This decision was made on July 5, 2010 in Astana within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) summit. In relations between the three countries, the Code entered into force on July 6, 2010, and for Russia and Kazakhstan it began to operate on July 1. The new Code provided for a sparing regime of customs control in respect of participants in foreign economic activities under the jurisdiction of the member states of the customs union.
On April 11, 2017, the signing of the Agreement on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union was completed. The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) reported on the entry into force of the new Customs Code of the EAEU on 1 January 2018. Simultaneously with the code, the Commission's priority decisions on 25 issues will start to operate, which are referred to the supranational level. They concern the regulation of the activities of authorized economic operators, the rules for the movement of goods by individuals.